Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I'm so excited to share with you the brand new cover for book 2 in Heart of the West series, The Jewel of His Heart. It's so beautiful and once again Revell had captured my herione perfectly with the Yogo blue eyes. I'm sure that you'll agree that it is stunning!
The story takes place in Montana, the Big Sky Country. Here's a tease-

Romance readers have taken to Maggie Brendan's softer romantic style that perfectly captures life on the American frontier, introducing them to rugged, independent souls and their inner spiritual struggles, and the quest for love that makes for a satisfying read every time. Set in 1890s Montana, The Jewel of His Heart finds Juliana drawn to a handsome, gentle sheepherder--but sparks fly when he considers mining, the occupation that lured her father away from his family. Both Josh and Juliana must make a choice--the world's riches and promises, or the eternal value of love.

I hope you'll be looking for it this fall and then "fall" in love with Josh and Juliana. Happy Trails...

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Who Said Men Don't Buy Historical Romance? Here's proof!

Despite the cold, drizzling weather, people still like to go to the bookstore which was good news for me. Borders in East Cobb at the Avenues is one of my favorite bookstores. I had a fun time, meeting new folks and even a couple of school age children that were in awe of meeting a real writer and wanted a bookmark. So funny, but I suppose I would have felt the same way at the age of 7 or 8. I'm pretty new to all this but it amazed me as I sat greeting everyone when they walked through the door, that the traffic was definitely more men today than women! When you have to sit still, you tend to notice things like that. Hence the man that bought my book in the picture. Yes, it was only one man, but I already know of 6 who've read and enjoyed my book. I never would've dreamed it possible!
While I sipped on a mocha of Seattle's Best, I listened to the Assistant Manager, Jessica, announce every half hour, that Maggie Brendan was there signing her book. Jessica was very kind to me and encouraging.
When my time concluded, the Manager,John Alford, had me autograph all the rest of my books and told me that I did well. Exactly what an author loves to hear!
What a satisfying ending to a very dreary March afternoon. I hope you had a good weekend so far. :) Happy Reading...

Friday, March 13, 2009


Tomorrow, March 14th from 1-3 pm, I'll be at Border's in East Cobb at the Avenues on Roswell Road signing my new book. I hope if you live in the Atlanta Metro area that you will drop by and say hello.

Last Saturday I was at Sweet Spirit Christian bookstore and had a nice time with their customers, staff and Frank Hood, the store owner. I had intended on posting a picture but was busy finishing up galleys for book 2 coming out in October.

I'm still excited about the reviews and the fact that the book was picked up by Crossings for February and again for March!

Next Friday, I'll be speaking at a senior's luncheon at St. Theresa's in Augusta, my daughter and son-in-law's church. It should be fun. They are really nice people there, even to a Baptist like me!. Lol. I'm very honored that I've been asked and I'll post about it afterward.

Happy Trails....

Friday, March 06, 2009


I'll be signing my novel, No Place for a Lady, at Sweet Spirit Christian Bookstore this Saturday, March 7th from 12-2 PM. They are located at 1100 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta, GA. Frank Hood is the owner of this wonderful bookstore, and I hope that if you live in the area you can stop by. I'd love to meet you! If you can't make this one, I'll post next week about others signings that are on my schedule.

I've had some good reviews on this book and I'm excited to see that people are really enjoying something that I've written. Nothing pleases me more!

Brief update on those of you that have asked me about book two, The Jewel of His Heart, it should be out in October!

God is so good! Now back to work.